What type of flooring do you recommend for a large screened-in porch on a cabin in the woods?

Asked by Marjorie Wax
Catonsville, MD

We don't have the foundation to pour cement or use tile.


Danny Kelly

Answered by Danny Kelly

Charlotte, NC

Kelly McArdle Construction

November 7, 2010

I would recommend using a tongue-and-groove pine.

  • You can get it "Penta-treated" to guard against insects. This is not the same as pressure-treated, so it is good for covered porches but not for an uncovered exterior porch.
  • The wood can be left natural, coated with a clear finish, stained or painted.

Perfect for a rustic home in the woods. Very affordable and easy to install.


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